Advinco Farm - Dried Grape and Citrus Production
12 January 2020

Advinco Farm - Dried Grape and Citrus Production

Managing a large scale horticulture property in Sunraysia

In December 2019, Arrow Funds Management Limited took over operational management of the Advinco Farm property near Mildura, Victoria. The property consists of nearly 700 hectares of predominantly dried grapes but with a small area of citrus production.

Boombera Park Macadamias
12 January 2020

Boombera Park Macadamias

Developing a large scale orchard in northern NSW

Since early 2019, Stuart has been engaged by Arrow Funds Management to manage the development of the Boombera Park macadamia orchard. The property is located near Lawrence in northern NSW, and once completed will include over 260,000 trees.

Citrus Orchard in Waikerie
12 January 2020

Citrus Orchard in Waikerie

Production, Water and Heat

Ag Dynamics own 8 hectares of orchards in the Riverland region of South Australia. This includes 4 hectares of young navel orange trees planted in 2018, 2 hectares of mature oranges and 2 hectares ready for planting in 2020.

Hort Innovation awards extension of pistachio project
16 June 2019

Hort Innovation awards extension of pistachio project

Understanding and managing insect pests of pistachio orchards

Pistachio orchards in Australia are largely free of damaging insect pests, but the industry is being proactive by assessing what potential pests may be present but are yet to emerge into economically damaging levels. After an initial 2 year project, the pistachio industry has engaged Ag Dynamics to look more closely at the role of overwintering nuts (mummies) in levels of insect damage, as well as exploring in more detail the role of beneficial insects in keeping in-season pest levels low.

Almond Development in the Riverland
1 November 2018

Almond Development in the Riverland

Aroona Farms featured in Stock Journal

Aroona Farms has recently been featured in the Stock Journal, as well as other media outlets. Developing a large new orchard in the Riverland, the focus of these articles is on the employment and regional development of such investments.

Ag Dynamics engaged for Almond IPM and IDM Projects
4 May 2018

Ag Dynamics engaged for Almond IPM and IDM Projects

Stuart to support two new pest and disease projects in the almond industry.

The almond industry, through Hort Innovation, has recently contracted two new projects aimed at improving management of pests and diseases in orchards, and post-harvest. Ag Victoria are leading these projects.

Almond Planting Time
26 June 2017

Almond Planting Time

Major Developments Leading to rapid Expansion

Stuart is involved with a major development in the Riverland of South Australia. 

Ag Dynamics - Biosecurity Expertise
19 May 2017

Ag Dynamics - Biosecurity Expertise

Stuart Pettigrew has recently led biosecurity surveys on behalf of Agriculture Victoria and The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Ag Dynamics has many years of experience in the areas of biosecurity, industry engagement and horticultural production. Through these activities, we have also developed a large number of partnerships with other service providers throughout Australia.

Information on the recent surveillance in the Northern Territory can be found HERE

Super High Density Almonds in Spain
10 May 2017

Super High Density Almonds in Spain

Is SHD plantings the future of almond production?

In mid-2017, Stuart visited Spain to review Super High Density (SHD) almond production. Stuart was hosted by Agromillora, a global nursery business producing a range of tree species for high density plantings, including olives and almonds in Australia.

Citrus Biosecurity Project
8 May 2017

Citrus Biosecurity Project

The Citrus Biosecurity Project that Stuart Pettigrew has been engaged with since October 2013 has now been completed. The project was extended until May 2017, and included work on increasing surveillance for exotic pest threats across northern regions of Australia.

Review of EnviroVeg Programme
20 March 2017

Review of EnviroVeg Programme

Ag Dynamics provides independent assessment of Enviroveg

Enviroveg is the industry owned certification scheme to assist growers to improve their production practices. In September 2016, Stuart Pettigrew conducted an Independent Assessment of Impact on behalf of AUSVEG.

The Enviroveg programme has now received further funding, and will continue to support vegetable growers in providing the best products possible to the market.

Farm Biosecurity Reviews
18 September 2016

Farm Biosecurity Reviews

Protecting your asset through improved biosecurity

Ag Dynamics have begun providing farm biosecurity assessments for growers in horticultural industries. Farm biosecurity is critical for managing pests - both endemic and exotic.

Biosecurity Business Case for Viticulture
20 October 2015

Biosecurity Business Case for Viticulture

Developing a sustainable funding mechanism for viticulture biosecurity

Ag Dynamics has been engaged by Wine Grape Growers Australia to prepare a 'Business Case and Strategic Plan for Viticulture Biosecurity'. 

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